Nebraska volleyball standout Lauren Stivrins announces return to Huskers

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Aug 06, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska volleyball standout Lauren Stivrins announced her return to the Huskers on Friday.

The super senior made the announcement through a video on Twitter Friday afternoon.

Stivrins wasn't sure she'd return to the team following back surgery in the offseason. She missed the Big Red's 2nd round NCAA Tournament match against Baylor before returning for the Elite Eight match against Texas.

"I want to return for another year because I know this is the best place for me to recover and get back to doing what I love most with the people I love most," Stivrins said in a statemtn. "This year I want to go out on a win, and that means winning the national championship. Having won one already, I know what it takes and how much of a grind that's going to be, but I think we're so ready for that. This team is so talented, and I'm really excited to see what we can do."

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"Our staff is so happy Lauren is coming back for a sixth year," Head Coach John Cook said in a statement. "She's so much fun to coach and someone you want in the gym, and this is awesome news for our program.

"We'll all need to be patient as Lauren works back into volleyball shape. We will make sure we do not rush her and look forward to the day she can be out there on the court."

The middle blocker is a two-time 1st team All-American. The Huskers open the 2021 fall season at home Friday August 27 vs. Tulsa & Colgate. NU will host its annual Red-White scrimmage Saturday August 20.